W San Francisco

W San Francisco

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181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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This is a nice hotel! The bar is a happenin' place with a DJ on the weekends. Great service and small bites in the bar.


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San Diego

This is a nice hotel! The bar is a happenin' place with a DJ on the weekends. Great service and small bites in the bar.

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Local from San Francisco

I love this trendy hotel. I've stayed here twice when my mom was in town another time when my friend from the UK visited SF. The Mega Corner Room, Wonderful and Fabulous Rooms was very comfortable to stay in with the colorful nooks with shuttered windows. Love lovely blue and soft green shades overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens. The colors of the room are so cheerful.

I really like the excellent location, whether you are in San Francisco for business or pleasure. It's a short stroll to Union Square and a taxi ride to Fisherman's Wharf The hotel is also very close to the Moscone Center and as such a good choice if you're attending a conference there. The rooms are really nice with modern décor and stylish flair. It could be a little noisy because of street noise but it's part of being in the bustling city that is San Francisco. I didn't get to check out the gym called FIT which I heard is very state-of-the-art.

Located in the heart of the SoMA district, W San Francisco Hotel is a gathering place for art exhibitions, film screenings, fashion and music events. With panoramic views of the Bay Bridge and city skyline, this dynamic, trendy hotel is the place to relax, mingle, share, taste, and explore in San Francisco.

I always enjoy going to their hotel bars Living Room Bar, is a hot hang out spot, great for socializing and observing people. Very fun! It was the former XYZ bar, it's now decorated with black and white with modern amethyst flashes. The Upstairs Bar & Lounge is a little more reserved where you can hang out but not feel as if you need to get decked out. One of my favorite hotels! Great place to stay and hangout!!

Local from San Francisco

Very centrally located hotel. Loud music in the lobby at nights - great for hanging out. If you are into nightlife, fun, and a bit of darkness, this is your spot!

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersNightlife Lovers
Los Angeles

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W Hotel SF New Year’s party is the most popular destination in San Francisco to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This NYE event always is slam packed and sold out fast! Revel in the electric energy of W San Francisco. Join us in the Innovative Living Room, Upstairs Bar and Lounge, and Great Room. Don’t miss the Luxury and the life that we all want to experience this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy LIVE deejay sets by San Francisco top deejays while indulging in a four hour sponsored premium hosted bar. Be one of the many privileged VIP guests and indulge in the VIP bar treatment happening at the Exclusive VIP Lounge with private bar and Mixologist!

Your New Year’s Eve plans have been officially set! So get ready for a celebration of sheer nightlife indulgence at its absolute finest. Party favors, surprise pop ups and one massive countdown that will be second to no other in America’s favorite city and world renowned hotel, W San Francisco Hotel. For more information, contact Jamie Barren at (310) 749-9029, or online at www.newyearsnightlife.net

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New Delhi

the room i stayed in had really really thin walls. i could hear the girls next door laughing and cackling all night. for the price, i expected more in terms of the room and service

Local from San Francisco

I am an SPG member and was surprised that I was charged for Wifi! The carpet was a little wet when I got there.. probably because it had just been washed hopefully! It was my birthday and they sent a really cute chocolate cake so that was really thoughtful of them. Overall a comfortable and relaxing stay. The room decor isn't as trendy as it used to be so if you are looking for that, perhaps it would be better to stay somewhere else.

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Local from San Francisco

Many cool parties and events here. Very modern trendy contemporary type hotel rooms. Expensive place to stay but definitely a very nice experience.

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Local from San Francisco
First to Review

The W is great for everything except maybe it's crowd. Their bar is great for after work drinks if you feel like being classy and not really talking to anyone except the people you came with. The crowd is very "tech company guys from Soma" and they aren't the best to "mingle" with. However, their drinks and wine selection are great, if maybe a bit pricey. And the decor and atmosphere are super upscale and pretty.

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Menlo Park

Swanky San Francisco hotel that is centrally located to many shops, restaurants and nightlife. Has a pretty cool bar and is frequented by techies and people in town for conferences. Sometimes they throw big events (news years party, Halloween party, etc.) which can be pretty fun. It's a bit pricey but you get what you pay for!

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Santa Monica

The W, a gorgeous hotel near just about everything good in SOMA. Want to go to a park? Go to Yerba Buena across the street. Feeling a bit Spanish? Go to Thirsty Bear Brewing Company across the other street for some tapas and flamenco on Sunday nights. Museum lover? MOMA is a block away. Room on fire? The firehouse is right next door!

Gorgeous, modern interior. The room feels like you're bathing in luxury with a view from the top. Even if you already live here, take the words from Tom Havorford of Parks & Rec - Treat yo'self. Get a martini or three at the bar while you're at it.

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Local from San Francisco

The W SF has convenient location right on the main throughway, 3rd Street. The hotel is very chic and is consistent with other W brands with its trendy and fun vibe. Several of their suites were updated recently and they would be great to hire out for private parties and am sure that's what the managers had in mind.

The newly renovated suites is consistent with the newly renovated lobby and mezzanine bar to extend that party. The "living room" has opened up both upstairs and in the lobby area.

The W probably has the best hotel party-feel bar, in terms of trendiness and fun vibe, in SF.

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San Luis Obispo

Though some of the W hotels worldwide are too-hip and tired, this branch is different. In SoMa, it's a sexy launching pad for city and bayfront explorations, and though parking is expensive, it's well-connected to public transit. Plus, the location is less hectic and touristed than Union Square hotels.

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Local from San Francisco

Came here for a party once at XYZ. Service was great and their Bloody Marys are pretty good. Prices are high, as one can expect from a W Hotel. I know the bar area is a popular spot for swankier locals as well as visitors.

Located conveniently near Yerba Buena Gardens, staying at the W Hotel gets you easy access to the mall, Union Square, loads of public transportation options and the great dining options in the SoMA district.

If you’re new to town and are looking for nearby dining options, I’d recommend Thirsty Bear for organic, house-brewed beer and California-influenced tapas. For a cheaper experience, Chevy’s nearby (yes, the chain) is always fun. If you’re looking for fancier fare, Pazzia, the Italian restaurant, is your best bet. It’s owned by a chef from Florence and it’s been recommended to me by several Italian friends.

Finally, if you’re staying this close to the Museum of Modern Art, do yourself a favor and visit it at least once!

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Menlo Park

Our top choice for a trendy luxury hotel. The staff treats each client like a valued guest, and the hip clientele feels right at home. You're just steps away from the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), Union Square, and many of the city's top attractions. (If you'd like to go further afield, just ask for a personal ride in their fleet of Acuras.) Nice touches like Bliss spa toiletries, a DJ spinning tunes in the bar 'til late, and a small lap pool add to the trendy luxuriousness.

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Local from San Francisco

I've stayed here several years ago and thought it was a great experience, but honestly it was so long ago I can't really provide many details.

However as a relatively new resident to SF I have visited several times to grab some drinks and dinner. The W is a nice spot, but the drinks can be quite pricey (which is expected).

I have had the burger and it was quite good. It was very flavorful and tasty. Our only complaint was that it wasn't cooked the way we wanted. As a party of 3 we ordered 1 rare and 2 medium-rare, but all came out medium-well to well done. Luckily the burger was nicely seasoned, because we still enjoyed it. I can't imagine how delicious they'd be if cooked correctly!

Local from San Francisco

I haven't stayed in this hotel so I can't judge it properly. I have however been to the bar a good few times and found it pretty good in atmosphere but fairly underwhelming decor-wise. Big fan of the location however - right next to Yerba Buena, the Moscone centre etc.

Yorba Linda

Hands down the french toast at the W through room service is the best. Get a high floor and ask for the view of the bridge. The rooms are super comfortable and hip. The bar downstairs is always buzzing during the weekend. Lastly, utilize the free car service to go shopping and hit restaurants around the area. You'll save cab fare one way and you don't have to deal with crazy SF parking fees!

Los Angeles, California

Revel in the electric energy of W San Francisco. Ring in 2013 with Style and Splendor Monday, December 31st 2012 / 9pm-2am
New Years Eve 2013 at W San Francisco (181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103)

Featuring: The Trent Cantrelle Experience

GET TICKETS AT HUGE DISCOUNT ONLINE TODAY ASAP AT http://wsfnye2013-jb.eventbrite.com
For more info, contact Jamie Barren (310) 749-9029. Follow Us for VIP offers, events and more at http://twitter.com/jamiebarren

Find out about BEST NYE 2013 PARTIES online at http://www.facebook.com/hollywoodnewyears

Join us in the Innovative Living Room, Upstairs Bar & Lounge, and Grand Room. Don't miss the Luxury and the life that we all want to experience this New Year’s Eve.

Enjoy LIVE DJ Sets by six top San Francisco's DJs while indulging in a 4 Hour Premium Open Bar from 9:30PM-1:30AM. Be one of the many privileged VIP guests and indulge in the VIP bar treatment in Exclusive VIP Lounge with private bar and Mixologist.

Your New Years Eve plans have been officially set! So get ready for a celebration of sheer Nightlife indulgence at its absolute finest. Party favors, 3 midnight balloon drops & a countdown that will be 2nd to no other in America's favorite city and world renown hotel the W San Francisco!

6 DJs Preforming House & Top 40 | 5 Rooms of Music | 4 Hour Premium Open Bar
3 Amazing Floors | 2 Dynamite Lounges & a Patio | 1 Spectacular Countdown

Living Room / Sexy House Opening Act by: DJ Audio 1 ( House Nation) and Trent Cantrelle (Coachella & EDC)
Outside Patio / Electro Mashups by: DJ G - The Generalist (Mixcrate Star) vs Brand Spankin New
Industry Room / TOP 40 & Club Anthems by DJ Twin Spin (Rev 927)
Grand Room / House - Live 2x4 Set by: Eddy Santana & Adam Cova
VIP Exclusive Lounge by: Darker Daze

Dress attire: Black Tie preferred but not required
Don't Drink & Drive. Settle into one of the luxurious rooms and take the Elevator Home

W SAN FRANCISCO Accommodations available at: http://wsanfrancisco.com

West Los Angeles

It's really cute and modern, although a bit on the small side (that's SF for ya). It's in a great location that's within reach of a lot of great spots.

Woodland Hills

I love to stay here when I come to SF. The upgrade to a corner room with a view is worth it: so romantic!



Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • MP3 docking station
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 6
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Conference center
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Pillow menu
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 404
  • Number of floors - 31
  • Year Built 1999
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Other Policies
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
W San Francisco

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Aliases: W SF, W Hotel San Francisco

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